Sr Manager Mechanical Engineering (m/f/d)

Date posted:
Company: Adidas
Location: Herzogenaurach (BY), N/A
Job Type: Full-Time

Role Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Engineer market leading concepts, components, products and processes, which improve brand competitiveness through product and technology leadership and enables adidas to deliver added value to consumers and athletes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create and drive multi-disciplinary projects to engineer and develop technical sports equipment and apparel
  • Maintain and grow a highly functioning mechanical lab capable of evaluating materials, components and products to help provide more design freedom
  • Coordinate internal and external efforts to enhance concept function evaluation and testing protocol and equipment
  • Direct research and development of innovations through proof-of-concept and prototyping phases into unique, market-leading processes or products
  • Manage internal and external efforts to advance simulation capability through product-specific and target research projects

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Educate and train colleagues by sharing knowledge on an on-going basis
  • Prepare concept and results-based reports and presentations, communicating to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Stay connected to relevant current and upcoming research, technologies, methods, and industry trends.  Build an effective information network
  • Identify and partner with industry-leading organizations to extend the capability of the team
  • Consider legal implications of innovative concepts, working with the legal team to protect product, technology, innovation, process, and design


  • Curiosity for science and engineering along with a passion for making insights in the field of sport
  • University degree in a relevant field
  • 6 years of working experiences
  • Fluent English (required), German (advantageous)
  • Communicate and negotiate effectively
  • Cooperate well, develop and maintain relationships
  • Work independently as well as part of a team
  • Plan working time efficiently, balancing short term tasks with long term goals
  • Strong analytical skills, solution driven and result oriented
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally